Lisa McDonald

Ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 15, 2024

By Lisa McDonald / July 15, 2024

SiCrystal to expand silicon carbide wafer production, Xenia Materials launches research partnership program, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 15, 2024.

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Pressed for innovation: Hot imprinting of metal–organic frameworks enables optical-quality glasses

By Lisa McDonald / July 12, 2024

Shaping metal–organic framework glasses in their liquid state, which is the standard for conventional glass processing, has been an elusive feat. Researchers in Germany reported a process late last year for liquid handling of MOF glasses, and their new paper further elaborates on the potential of this process to create MOF glasses for real-world optical applications.

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Video: Confirmed uptake of ‘forever chemicals’ through skin provides more reason for regulation

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2024

PFAS chemicals traditionally are believed to enter the body mainly through ingestion via food or drinking water or by being breathed in. But researchers at the University of Birmingham have now confirmed PFAS can permeate through skin—demonstrating the risk of exposure to these harmful chemicals.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 10, 2024

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2024

Improved fault diagnosis accuracy, optical lens that senses gas, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 10, 2024.

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Toward dendrite-free lithium-metal batteries: MOF glass layer enables more uniform lithium diffusion

By Lisa McDonald / July 9, 2024

Glass is emerging as a possible material to help prevent lithium dendrite formation in lithium-metal batteries. Researchers from Aalborg University in Denmark demonstrated the potential of metal–organic framework glasses to facilitate more uniform lithium diffusion.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 8, 2024

By Lisa McDonald / July 8, 2024

TIKA opens advanced laboratories across Pakistan, Siemens and Boson Energy will turn waste into hydrogen for EV charging, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 8, 2024.

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Video: Avoiding hype in science communication

By Lisa McDonald / July 3, 2024

The use of hyperbole in scientific literature is increasing, despite the fact it undermines effective science communication. Today’s CTT provides some useful tips on how to avoid hype and describes the approaches that allow effective communication instead.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 3, 2024

By Lisa McDonald / July 3, 2024

Formation of rare earths, forever chemicals absorbed through skin, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 3, 2024.

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Solar panel breakage on the rise as glass thickness decreases and hail severity increases

By Lisa McDonald / July 2, 2024

In this year’s annual PV Module Index Report by the Renewable Energy Test Center, experts explain how the trend toward ultralarge and ultrathin solar installations is leading to an increase in spontaneous glass breakage even as the frequency and severity of hailstorms is escalating.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 1, 2024

By Lisa McDonald / July 1, 2024

Invisible Connections acquired by concrete giant Terwa, Kazakhstan declassifies Soviet maps of rare metal fields in a bid to attract new investors, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 1, 2024.

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